Monthly Archives: January 2017

New extended deadlines for quarterly 340B Registration for Health Center Program

Starting on January 1, 2017, the 340B Program will accept Health Center Program grantee and health center look-alike registrations for a longer period of time within each quarter. Health centers will be able to register a site that has been verified as implemented and the site status is reflected as “active” in EHBs Form 5B after the standard two-week registration period (January 1-15, 2017) through March 10, 2017, after which the system will

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DHHS Launches Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Nebraska Health Information Initiative launched an enhanced prescription drug monitoring program for health care professionals who prescribe and dispense medications. As of Jan. 1, all dispensed prescriptions for controlled substances must be reported to the PDMP and providers will now have access to patients’ controlled substance medication histories. “Over the last

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New Marketplace Functionality Allows Consumers to Terminate Dental Plans

Effective Sunday, January 8th, consumers will be able to go online and navigate to the “My Account-My Plans and Programs” page to successfully cancel or terminate any active Qualified Dental Plans through their application on HealthCare.gov without the risk of cancelling or terminating their medical policies. This new enhancement will allow consumers and call center representatives to cancel or terminate individual dental plans, or all dental

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8.8 Million Americans Have Signed up for Marketplace Coverage So Far!

8.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov since Open Enrollment began on November 1st. This compares to about 8.6 million plan selections last year at this time, demonstrating Americans’ strong and growing demand for affordable, quality coverage. Total plan selections as of December 31st, which include auto reenrollments, consist of 2.2 million new consumers and 6.6 million returning consumers. Among returning consumers,

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Resources for Assisters to Help Connect Consumers to Care

Coverage to Care is an initiative to help people with health coverage understand their benefits and use them appropriately.  The initiative helps to connect consumers to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live a long and healthy life. Assisters are encouraged to share these resources with consumers, and help them on their journey from coverage to care. On the From Coverage to Care (C2C) website, Assisters

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Open Enrollment Snapshot: November 1 through December Deadline for January 1 Coverage

Through the extended deadline for January 1, 2017 coverage, Americans are demonstrating clear demand for quality, affordable coverage as 6.4 million consumers have signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace plans through HealthCare.gov, an increase of 400,000 plan selections compared to last year at this time.  Total plan selections from November 1 through the extended deadline of December 19 include 2.05 million new consumers and 4.31 million returning

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Using UDS Data and Reports for Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement webinar on Wed., Jan. 11 at 12noon-1:30pm CT (11am-12:30pm MT)

View the webinar the day of the session  Call-in number:     Passcode: 925885

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